Interview: Kevin Conran of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) (Editor's Note: We are re-running this article.) I've been a huge fan of director Kerry Conran's Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow since it premiered in theaters back in 2004. I remember sitting down, and being blown away by it like I was watching something … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Dunkirk

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Christopher Nolan is one of the best directors of our era. In a time where studios only want to make sequels or exploit already established franchises, he is one of the few who can secure a large budget for something that is original, and still fill the theater to … [Read more...]

Sigma Announces Price and Availability for 14mm and 135mm T2 Cine Prime Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sigma has been moving from their photography roots, and applying their expertise to the video market with spectacular results. In April at NAB Show 2017, Sigma added two new lenses to their Cine Prime lens series: The Sigma 14mm T2 FF and the Sigma 135mm T2 FF. … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to the New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Blade Runner is one of those films that pretty much stands the test of time better than most science-fiction movies. It was so different from what came before, influenced so many projects, and it basically birthed the aesthetic for cyberpunk. It's also one of my … [Read more...]

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind the Scenes Video, Posters, and More

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love Star Wars. Lots of my friends have memories of the first time they saw the original trilogy, but for me they've always just been there. As if I was born with the franchise imprinted in my brain. So every time there's just a little morsel of new Star Wars, I … [Read more...]

Baby Driver Was Edited in Real Time on Set

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Films typically go through five stages: Development, pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution. It used to be they were very separate from each other, but over the years there seems to be more blending going on — especially when it comes to … [Read more...]

Tarantino’s Next Film Will Be About the Manson Family Murders

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In some ways, Quentin Tarantino is one of the last great auteurs of the 70s — even though his first film, Reservoir Dogs, premiered in 1992. His films are so influenced by the 60s and 70s that they always feel somewhat out of sync with current movies. Which is … [Read more...]

Laowa Announces New Shift Converter for DSLR Ultra Wide Lenses

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last year, Venus Optics announced their Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens via a Kickstarter campaign which blew way past the initial pledge goal in days. The goal was to create a wide angle lens with near zero distortion. Now they've returned with a new shift converter that … [Read more...]

Matt Reeves Completely Tossing Out Ben Affleck’s The Batman Script

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It was pretty shocking news when Ben Affleck dropped out of directing The Batman at the beginning of the year. I personally thought it was a smart move, as I would rather Affleck focus on performance. Not only is the role of playing Batman far more demanding than … [Read more...]

New Stranger Things Season Two Poster and Teaser Confirm Release Date

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Stranger Things was the sleeper hit of summer 2016. It harkened back to some of my favorite movies of the 80s, and really understood the tone of those films so well that at times it felt like I was watching a forgotten movie from the era. Fortunately, it eas such a … [Read more...]

Ridley Scott Teases Ripley’s Return For Alien Prequels

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Alien: Covenant ended up not being the hit that it was supposed to be. Considering that Prometheus made $403 million at the box office, and forced director Ridley Scott to rethink the sequel, you would expect that the studio and filmmaker would hope that Covenant … [Read more...]

Duplass Brothers Launch Filmmaking Contest With Seed&Spark

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Directors Mark and Jay Duplass have teamed up with moviemaking-centric crowdfunding platform Seed&Spark to launch a new filmmaking contest called Hometown Heroes. The new initiative is set to not only give five lucky independent filmmakers up to $25,000 to … [Read more...]

Daniel Craig Rumored to Return for Bond 25

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The will he/won't he question continues! We know that writers are already crafting the next Bond movie, but what has been weight on fans' minds is just who will end up playing 007 in Bond 25. Daniel Craig said he'd rather 'slit his wrists' than play James Bond … [Read more...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Director Not Signed For Sequel (Yet)

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Spider-Man: Homecoming was fantastic! Easily one of the best films that Marvel Studios has ever made — despite making it for Sony and not their parent company of Disney. There is absolutely no doubt that a sequel is on the way... especially since it was already … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Spider-Man: Homecoming

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Sam Raimi's Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 have been the benchmark for most modern superhero movies. Even when Marvel Studios elevated the art form, Spider-Man 2 (2004) has pretty much stayed constant as one of the best comic book films of all time. After that, … [Read more...]

Audio Network Introduces Playlists to their Premiere Pro Plugin

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Music is an important but often times overlooked aspect of film and video production. It can set the mood or tone of a scene, and it can give an editor a sense of pacing for whatever sequence he or she may be cutting. But composers can be expensive and take … [Read more...]